Misdemeanor Excessive Speeding Tickets
If you have been given a ticket for speeding 26 miles per hour over the speed limit in Illinois, you need an attorney. Unlike typical speeding tickets, tickets for 26 or more over the limit are misdemeanor offenses. Under 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(a), speeding 26 miles over the speed limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,500. Under 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(b), speeding 35 miles over the speed limit is a Class A misdemeanor. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
Illinois Speeding Violations Punishable by Jail
It may not be as bad as it sounds however, many violations for excessive speeding can be kept off your public driving record through court supervision. Court supervision is basically an agreement between you and the State whereby you agree to pay all your fines, not commit other traffic or criminal violations for a period of time, and obey any other terms imposed, and in exchange the ticket will not show up on your public driving record. This arrangement prevents the ticket from adding points to your record and from raising your car insurance rates.
Court supervision is not automatic. A Court can impose more serious penalties. Having an attorney represent you who is experienced at dealing with the State’s Attorney can make a big difference in your case. An attorney can help identify and advocate any weaknesses in the case against you. Even if there are no major weaknesses in the State’s case, an attorney can help ensure that you receive court supervision and that your driving record is protected.
Bloomington Attorneys with Experience Representing and Defending People Charged with Excessive Speeding
We have a lot of experience representing people charged with misdemeanor excessive speeding in McLean County and in surrounding counties. We make ourselves accessible to our clients nearly 24/7 via email, phone, and even text message communication. We strive to be there for our clients and ensure that they receive the best and most professional representation possible. If you are facing an excessive speeding ticket contact the attorney at Pioletti & Pioletti today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official misdemeanor excessive speeding law is as follows:
625 ILCS 5/11-601.5
Sec. 11-601.5. Driving 26 miles per hour or more in excess of applicable limit.
(a) A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at a speed that is 26 miles per hour or more but less than 35 miles per hour in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit established under this Chapter or a local ordinance commits a Class B misdemeanor.
(b) A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at a speed that is 35 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit established under this Chapter or a local ordinance commits a Class A misdemeanor.
Source: P.A. 98-511, eff. 1-1-14.
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